2009 Red Z71 Silverado time line

Discussion in 'Photo & Video Gallery' started by Rocketmanh5, May 23, 2013.

  1. Rocketmanh5

    Rocketmanh5 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Thank ya. And yea I used a small dremel wheel to do mine. Wasn't too bad. I'm very very iffy on all these mods but it did well but I'm going to go a different route. And yes I'm ready to get those caps gone asap.

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    I was going to try the oven trick but I didn't want to stick them in our new oven and have a mishap. And yea I'm going to do switchbacks as soon as I get around to it. I have them on my shelf for now waiting for mid riding season when my shop isn't full with customer's atvs. I'm ready for it though!
     
  2. 2011laserblue

    2011laserblue Rockstar 3 Years ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    That seems to be the standard method. I suppose I'll give it a try :neutral:
    If I screw it up, I know a place where I can get GM parts at cost lol:glasses:
     
  3. the phantom

    the phantom Well-Known Member 2 Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    I put mine in the oven and kept an eye on them.. I actually held them in my arms(long sleeve shirt) with no gloves on and pulled the lense off. with the oven at 220-230 the headlight actually only gets to about 175 degrees.. Just make sure the oven is accurate with what temp you set it at.. Ive heard of the mis-haps are from inaccurate temps.. The headlight needs to get to almost 265 to start melting. After using the oven I would never cut them open like the Youtube video shows... Now foglights are another story.. I had to dremel cut them open..
     
  4. Rocketmanh5

    Rocketmanh5 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Which ever way you do it whether it be cutting or Pantom's way it will work out. If you cut them make sure to cut close to how Phil does them in the video and stay on the casing. One tip when gluing them back together is to use the best silicon you can buy. I used windshield urethane on mine just trying them. It seals off well and pretty much never going to fall off. When wanting to make a nice clean bead around the lenses take a rubber glove and mix water and alcohol in a spray bottle and spray it on your finger every so often to make a nice pretty smooth bead.

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    That's one reason why I didn't trust this oven yet. Only cooked three meals in it and it's hotter than what it shows on the read out. My luck they would look like a Salvador Dali painting... The_Persistence_of_Memory.jpg
     
  5. the phantom

    the phantom Well-Known Member 2 Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    Ha... yeah that wouldnt be good... I had my infared thermometer checking it every few minutes.. I was worried but determined also.. I wanted to reseal mine with something that I could get back apart if I had too.. since I put color changing halos in mine if they were to ever need repair back in the oven with it..
     
  6. Rocketmanh5

    Rocketmanh5 Rockstar 100 Posts

    True. I believe when I got to do something different I'm starting all over again with new ones since these have speckles in some areas of the lenses. I wanted to try some black chrome in them but unsure how well that would hold up or look.
     
  7. Rocketmanh5

    Rocketmanh5 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Been a little bit since I've been on here. Yet that doesn't mean the truck hasn't seen love!

    Updates: pulled cab and bed and pressure washed every inch. Wire brush on the grinder took care of the rest. POR was used to freshen up the frame.
    Exhaust cut and dumped over the rear end with the same 3" tip as before but I wanted a cleaner look.
    Color matched the bumper caps in the rear a few months back.

    Here is how she sits now. I work all day so the only time I have to paint and prep is at night. Removed all chrome and bought non chrome pieces to paint.

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    It was red when bought off some crack head but had some paint issues.


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    Friend of mine had swapped to chrome so I picked this up from him to do red.

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    Also fixing where some woman decided to back into me and rip some paint off a few years back. Easiest to tackle it all now.

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    Going to hit this again with POR before going back together.

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    Decided to find a woman this time also that shared the same passion for the outdoors and vehicles as I do. Still never getting married haha.

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    Had to pull my front tint.. was getting harassed too much driving in late at night. Going back legal.. :(
     
  8. Rocketmanh5

    Rocketmanh5 Rockstar 100 Posts

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    A little truck show action.
     
  9. Rocketmanh5

    Rocketmanh5 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Finally finished.. haven't slept in a day trying to finish for the show tomorrow. I love the outcome though. Switchbacks are not blue, they just look it in the photo.
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  10. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    looks good to me man!

    Alex
     

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